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Democracy Now! Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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Democracy Now! Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Published January 16, 2008


Headlines

* Romney Wins Michigan Primary
* Huckabee: Amend Consitution in “God’s Standards”
* 19 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Attack on Gaza
* Sri Lanka Bombing Prompts Fears of Violent Outbreak
* 3 Killed in Lebanon Bombing Targeting U.S. Vehicle
* Doctors: Suharto Developing Life-Threatening Condition
* Scientists Take to Hill to Protest Admin Interference in Environmental Science
* FDA OKs Cloned Meat
* New York Ends Solitary Confinement of Mentally Ill Prisoners

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Democracy Now! Re-Hosts NBC Las Vegas Debate to Include Kucinich After NBC Wins Appeal to Exclude Him

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich was missing from the stage at last night’s Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC in Las Vegas after he lost a last-minute legal fight with the network over his participation. Last week, NBC told Kucinich that he had met the criteria for the debate. Then, less than two days later, the network changed the criteria and declared that Kucinich was no longer qualified. On Monday, a Nevada judge ordered NBC to include Kucinich, but then NBC appealed the ruling and actively fought to keep him off the stage. On Tuesday night, less than an hour before the debate, the Nevada Supreme Court sided with NBC. Democracy Now! decided to break the sound barrier and give Kucinich a chance to take part. In an exclusive broadcast, we re-broadcast excerpts of the debate and give the Ohio Congressman a chance to answer the questions he might have faced if he hadn’t been silenced. [includes rush transcript]


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